Automatic manual transmission

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Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT) is a type of automatic sequential manual transmission. Offered by Renault Group's Dacia under the "Easy-R" name, it is founded on electro-mechanical rather than hydraulic technology. The Easy-R automated transmission uses a traditional manual gearbox with an electronically controlled clutch; the gear shifts are automatic, and the need for a clutch pedal is eliminated.[1]

Easy-R is available in the Logan, Logan MCV, and Sandero models.[2] It is also available on the Indian market in the Duster and Renault Kwid.[3][4]

Operation[edit]

The Easy-R transmission has the following gears: R, N, D, M+, M-

  • R is the reverse gear. It is similar to R in both traditional manual and in full automatic transmissions.
  • N is the neutral gear. It is similar to N in both traditional manual and full automatic transmissions.
  • D is the drive gear. It is equivalent of D in a full automatic transmission. The gearbox in an AMT car is a manual gearbox, instead of one with a torque converter as in a traditional automatic transmission.
  • M- downshifts a gear in sequential fashion, from M5 (M6 in 6-speed AMT cars) to M1.
  • M+ up-shifts a gear in sequential fashion, from M1 to M5 (M6 in 6-speed AMT cars).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dacia introduces new automatic manual Easy-R transmission". media.renault.com. 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Dacia at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show". press.renault.co.uk. 1 March 2016. Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Renault Duster 2016 Facelift Easy R AMT Review". Archived from the original on 2016-10-02. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  4. ^ "Renault at Auto-Expo 2016". Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-09-29.

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